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#3355215 - 09/11/13 10:35 AM Re: Best 45-70 for smokeless conversion [Re: CR500AFX]
Tenn.Guy
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 Originally Posted By: CR500AFX
The Slufoot mod is complete. Tested loading pressure with 200 SST and light blue sabot. On a clean, non lubricated barrel, measured 35 lbs. A 200 SST knurled up .002, measured 40 lbs. I haven't shot it yet. I plan to have a range session Friday in the predicted cooler weather. I plan to knurl all my bullets for two reasons. 1) Increase loading pressure. 2) The light blue sabots are so hard and slippery that I think a knurled bullet will bite the sabot better and not slip due to the 45-70 faster twist rate.



Sharp gun! I havent seen a stainless 45-70 H&R that wasnt the ultra. Good luck shooting and please post results.

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#3355228 - 09/11/13 10:40 AM Re: Best 45-70 for smokeless conversion [Re: Tenn.Guy]
Rubberduck270
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You'll like it. Hope to shoot both my H&R conversion and my Savage ML this weekend in the cooler temps.
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#3355320 - 09/11/13 11:40 AM Re: Best 45-70 for smokeless conversion [Re: Rubberduck270]
fullstream
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That is a very sharp lookin gun sir. Look forward to hear how she shoots.
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#3355340 - 09/11/13 11:51 AM Re: Best 45-70 for smokeless conversion [Re: fullstream]
CR500AFX
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Thanks. It is an Ultra Hunter. I sold the thumbhole stock and ordered a composite. May not be as perty but I don't have to remove my thumb from the thumbhole to cock the gun. Besides, I want my gun to endure the elements afield. I'll post results this weekend.
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#3355501 - 09/11/13 01:11 PM Re: Best 45-70 for smokeless conversion [Re: CR500AFX]
Roost 1
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Nice looking rifle... What kind of stock pack is that? And where you get it?
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#3355511 - 09/11/13 01:20 PM Re: Best 45-70 for smokeless conversion [Re: Roost 1]
Tenn.Guy
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 Originally Posted By: Roost 1
Nice looking rifle... What kind of stock pack is that? And where you get it?


Not sure on his but I bought one at midway for my apex. I think its midways brand but black hawk has them as well.

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#3355623 - 09/11/13 02:54 PM Re: Best 45-70 for smokeless conversion [Re: Tenn.Guy]
CR500AFX
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I bought them off Amazon. Free shipping if you buy 2 making your order over 25 bucks. They are the berries. I have one on each of my muzzle loaders. I don't use the external shell holders. I keep my powder charge vials, bullets, primers, spare breech plug and removal tool in it. It is slightly padded on the cheek area, making for a good cheek weld. Only available in right hand version.

http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Company-Buttstock-Shell-Holder/dp/B00162JKH0
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#3360172 - 09/15/13 01:00 PM Re: Best 45-70 for smokeless conversion [Re: CR500AFX]
DNDHUNTAHOLIC88
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I have got to get one of those for my encore.
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